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Trains Shrewsbury to Preston: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Shrewsbury to Preston?

When you're traveling from Shrewsbury to Preston, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 62.50. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 46, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

Shrewsbury to Preston by train

Best price £ 46
Journey duration 45 min
Connections per day 11
First departure 16:49
Last departure 23:34
Distance 73.3 mi
Departure Shrewsbury
Arrival Preston
Carriers Nationalrail, Arriva trains wales, Avanti West Coast, Northern rail, Transport For Wales, TransPennine Express

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How long will it take me to travel from Shrewsbury to Preston by train?

The journey between Shrewsbury and Preston runs for about 73.3 mi and usually takes approximately 45 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 6 min. If you are trying to get from Shrewsbury to Preston as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

At what time of the day can I travel from Shrewsbury to Preston?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Shrewsbury to Preston, which usually leaves at 16:49. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 23:34. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use to travel from Shrewsbury to Preston?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Shrewsbury and Preston. You can start your journey in Shrewsbury at stations such as Preston, Bamber Bridge, Manchester Piccadilly, Lostock Hall, Shrewsbury, Crewe and Wolverhampton. These connect to stations including Lostock Hall, Preston, Shrewsbury, Manchester Piccadilly, Bamber Bridge, Wolverhampton and Crewe in Preston. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Shrewsbury to Preston.

How many daily journeys are there from Shrewsbury to Preston?

On average, there are 11 daily departures from Shrewsbury to Preston. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 19 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Arriva trains wales, Avanti West Coast, Northern rail, Transport For Wales and TransPennine Express, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 11 departures from Shrewsbury which travel directly to Preston. There are 0 journeys with one change or more.


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